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Environmental Sustainability

Historically, WRA has had a strong commitment to environmental sustainability. Students actively pursue new opportunities to save energy, reduce waste and engage the school community to assist in their efforts.

Students taking Environmental Science explore sustainability continuously, applying their knowledge outside of the classroom. The WRA campus and surrounding areas provide exceptional outdoor learning laboratories. The course allows students to learn about the environment through firsthand experience.

Earth Initiative is a student organization at the frontlines of WRA's recycling program. Members set up recycling facilities in every building on campus to encourage everyone to recycle their paper, plastic and glass.

WRA's Grounds Crew maintains the beautiful, 190-acre campus in sustainable ways like using tree and lawn debris for mulch.

Staff at the John D. Ong Library have a sharp focus on environmental concerns. During downtimes, lights are off in areas not in use. A paperback swap encourages students, faculty and staff to share used books rather than purchasing new.

In addition, WRA maintains a vegetable garden in the spring, summer and fall to promote using local produce and reducing our carbon footprint.

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